May 3, 2016
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Green Light: We’re Expecting! Summer 2016 Delivery Date

MTD will welcome 12 new members to our fleet “family” this summer. Manufacturing will begin for our 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses in mid-May. The first few buses will be delivered in late June. Additional buses will be delivered throughout July and … Continue reading

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Green Light: 2015 Annual Environmental Report

Last year MTD Staff made a commitment to compile the year’s environmental highlights into one report that is shared with the public and presented to MTD’s Board of Trustees. The 2015 Annual Environmental Report was presented at MTD’s Board of … Continue reading

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Green Light: Sustainable Accomplishments in 2015

Happy New Year! As we bid farewell to 2015, we’d like to share with you a snapshot of the year’s sustainable accomplishments. Check out the timeline below for a visual aid then read on for details on MTD’s environmental successes … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental System Audit

This time last year, we blogged about this very same audit for our ISO 14001:2004 certified Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS). And as that post detailed: MTD’s ISO 14001:2004 certification is “good” for three years. Part of the certification agreement is … Continue reading

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Green Light: C-U Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and the Champaign-Urbana community is in the midst of celebrating! There are several sponsored events throughout the month including seven opportunities to get this year’s t-shirt. This year, registrants who provide a donation to the Kickapoo Rail Trail will … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD Employees Celebrate Boneyard Creek Community Day

This Saturday, April 18 is the 10th anniversary of Boneyard Creek Community Day. This event is an opportunity to help protect our local waterways through cleanup and public education activities. The Boneyard Creek is a tributary of the Saline Branch … Continue reading

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Green Light: Expanding Our Fenceline, Reducing Our Impact

The journey of MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) began in 2011 and the Maintenance Facility was officially certified to the ISO 14001:2004 Standard two years later in 2013. Two years later, our ESMS is still going strong and we are … Continue reading

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Green Light: Illinois Green Office Challenge

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. MTD is always up for a challenge, especially an environmental one. That’s why MTD is participating in the Illinois Green Office Challenge, organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Dashboard

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager and Sustainability Planner. The roof of MTD’s Maintenance Facility in Urbana is now home to more than one thousand solar panels. Installation of this 296.94 kilowatt photovoltaic system began in … Continue reading

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Green Light: Sustainability Leader

MTD shines a “green light” on our environment-focused efforts once a month on the blog. In honor of Earth Month and Earth Day, we’re going to do it twice in April! Our Sustainability and Transportation Planner Jane Sullivan, who is … Continue reading

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